Schuyler Wheeler

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Schuyler Wheeler was born in New York City back in 1860 to James and Annie. Educated at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School. His father died in 1881, causing him to leave college. He became as assistant electrician of the Yablochkov Electric Lighting Company. That company folded in 1883, so he went to work for someone you may know Thomas A. Edison.

He was the general manager of the underground distribution system at Newburgh, New York, afterwards he was in charge to lay the Edison underground systems in other cities. In 1886, he was part of the team developing and organizing C and C Electric Motor Company.

In 1906, he developed the Code of Ethics for electrical engineers, it was adopted in 1912 by the Institute’s Board of Directors. He died in 1923, from angina pectoris at his home in Manhattan.

What you may not know about Schuyler Wheeler is that he was also an inventor, he invented the electric fan, the electric elevator and the electric fire engine. So, the next time you turn on that overhead ceiling fan or any fan for that matter you now know who invented it.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray there are sooo many things we take for granted.... 

Nov 01, 2018 03:50 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Schulyer was my hero when I lived in Flrida and had a dozen ceiling fans! Enjoy your day!

Nov 01, 2018 04:10 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Thankfully the fan here is controlled by the thermostat so it is not thought about that much! We won't mention the other one that gets a workout and thank him for it.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 01, 2018 04:37 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

He has contributed to my life since childhood so I am grateful.

Nov 01, 2018 05:08 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I sure can use that bit in Florida not many homes do not have ceiling fans.

Nov 01, 2018 05:43 AM #5
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

James, just so you know I turned and looked at our running ceiling fan while reading this and gave Mr. Schuyler Wheeler a nod of approval.

Nov 01, 2018 05:45 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What an interesting read. Great man on his own.

Nov 01, 2018 06:32 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, James.  I am thanking him at this very moment for the ceiling fan that is helping keep me cool.

Nov 01, 2018 06:41 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Developing a code of ethics is a big deal, especially if those standards are adhered to by all.

Nov 01, 2018 10:12 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- he made some significant contributions!!! Thank you for highlighting him. 

Nov 01, 2018 12:30 PM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Next time we turn on our ceiling fan, I will be thankful for this invention.  Cheers, A

Nov 01, 2018 01:07 PM #11
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Bunches of people are eternally grateful for this invention !

Nov 01, 2018 05:28 PM #12
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